Gaudry elected President of the Oceania Cycling Confederation
Dual Olympian Tracey Gaudry has been elected President of the Oceania Cycling Confederation.
Gaudry, who received unanimous support, will also have an automatic position on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Management Committee.
“It’s a privilege and honour to be elected President of the Oceania Cycling Confederation, to represent the cycling communities of Oceania alongside a new Executive and carry responsibility for reform and progression to the UCI Management Committee,” Ms Gaudry said.
“For me, cycling is a way of life and a great sport. I and the Oceania members believe now is the time to build upon what is already great about cycling and not allow history to dictate the future.
“I am motivated to ensure that cycling can capture the opportunity we have for greater grass-roots participation and competition in the Oceania region, and furthering efforts towards effective anti-doping reform and equity globally."
Cycling Australia President Klaus Mueller says Gaudry’s election represents an opportunity for true reform within cycling, particularly in anti-doping policy, governance, diversity and equity.
“Tracey is an outstanding person, with an impeccable cycling and professional record. She’s the perfect person to fight the challenges cycling is currently facing head on,” Mr Mueller said.
“Tracey’s a leader and she’ll make a significant contribution at Oceania and UCI levels to the betterment of cycling.”
Ms Gaudry, a multiple national champion, dual Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative, is the CEO of the Amy Gillett Foundation, director of AustCycle and a former board member of Cycling Australia.
Mueller also thanked outgoing President Mike Turtur for his contribution to the sport.
“Mike has been a dedicated servant of cycling and has helped boost the public profile of the sport during his four-year stint as President of Oceania and a member of the UCI Management Committee,” Mr Mueller said.
“The good news for Australian cycling is that Mike will continue to be involved in the sport as Race Director of the Australia’s only UCI World Tour Event, the Tour Down Under."
The General Meeting unanimously supported the continuation of Turtur's role on the UCI Track Cycling Commission.
Gaudry was elected to a four year term.